May 28, 2016 |
CHICAGO - Pete Mackanin will listen to the stadium organist on Friday afternoon when the Phillies begin batting practice at Wrigley Field. He'll be waiting to hear his high school fight song. Mackanin will then peer up to Gary Pressy, the longtime man behind the music at the iconic ballpark, and pump his fist when the tune begins. The Phillies manager, who took a winding journey to get here this weekend, will be home again. The road to Mackanin's first full-time major-league manager job started in an empty lot on this city's South Side.
May 18, 2016 |
Sinéad O'Connor is found Sinéad O'Connor , reported missing overnight, has been located, Wilmette, Ill., police said Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Irish singer, who has been living in the Chicago suburb since February, had not been seen since she left home at 6 a.m. Sunday for a ride on her Raleigh motorized bicycle. Police were making inquiries Monday morning when they issued a statement saying O'Connor was missing. TMZ claimed authorities had classified O'Connor as "missing/suicidal.
April 4, 2016 |
Sometimes a house calls out, "I'm the one," and for those who believe in the validity and power of instinct, it truly is. Such was the case with Jeff Hansbro, who came upon a circa-1910 Tudor on a quiet street in Bala Cynwyd. But here's the tricky part: His future wife was not there, and the decision had to be made quickly. Talk about pressure, and trust. Jeff, vice president of a product-development firm for the sleep industry, discussed the house with his fiancée, still back in Chicago at her job. She agreed, sight unseen, that it was a go. "You can imagine how Jeff was feeling when I first saw the house.
April 3, 2016 |
Union at Chicago Fire Saturday, 5 p.m., Toyota Park, Bridgeville, Ill. Records: Revolution Union, 2-1; Fire, 0-1-2. Coaches: Union, Jim Curtin, 3rd season, 19-23-13; Chicago, Veljko Paunovic, 1st season, 0-2-1. TV: The Comcast Network. Most recent game: The Union beat New England, 3-0, in their home opener on March 20. Chicago played visiting Columbus to a scoreless draw on March 19. Union on the road: 1-1. Fire at home: 0-1-1.
April 1, 2016 |
After being idle since a 3-0 win over New England in their Major League Soccer home opener on March 20, the Union appear to be in good health for their game Saturday game in Chicago agains the Fire. Union coach Jim Curtin said at his news conference Wednesday that injured midfielders Tranquillo Barnetta and Vincent Nogueira should both be available against Chicago (0-1-2). Barnetta has not played for the Union (2-1) this season because of knee tendinitis. Nogueira, who played 90 minutes in the opening 2-0 loss at FC Dallas, has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.
March 16, 2016
Former Mayor Michael Nutter is having no trouble filling his time since leaving office. His plate got fuller Monday, when the University of Chicago announced his appointment as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics. Nutter will be on campus this spring for a weeklong series focusing on governing in urban America. His perspective from inside City Hall will touch on topics such as how "crisis management can upend a mayoralty, the challenges of institutionalizing change after an election, and what the outcome of the 2016 presidential election will mean for America's big cities," according to a news release.
March 16, 2016 |
In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair Won't you please come to Chicago for the help that we can bring We can change the world Rearrange the world It's dying. - Graham Nash, "Chicago" OF COURSE, it was Chicago. It had to be. And I'm not even talking about the tumultuous events that Graham Nash is referencing in 1971 hit, "Chicago" - the police riot at the 1968 Democratic Convention, the 1969 "Days of Rage," or the trail of the Chicago 8 (then 7)
February 21, 2016
Victorious (EMI/Ume ***) After that metal mess of a performance from the Hollywood Vampires at the Grammys last week (Alice Cooper, yes; Johnny Depp, no), it's good to hear that cleaving heavy rawk isn't just for dilettantes - that Australia's Wolfmother and leader Andrew Stockdale have something to say on the matter. Sure, that might seem a wee disingenuous, considering Stockdale's interchangeable band has done little but ape Blue Cheer and regurgitate aged Zep and Sabbath riffs since its 2004 debut.
February 3, 2016 |
THE SUNDANCE FILM Festival's awards, announced Saturday, were dominated by Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation , the story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion that won both the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award. But another, less bloody take on the African-American experience made waves in Park City, as well: Southside With You , which follows a Chicago lawyer and her summer associate, who just happen to be the future Barack and Michelle Obama on the course of their first date.
January 26, 2016 |
FORMER PHILADELPHIA Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will return to his roots to advise the Chicago Police Department and help guide civil rights reforms in the embattled department. It's the third position Ramsey has taken on since retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department in December. Ramsey is also a consultant with the Wilmington police department and, as of Jan. 25, took on a two-year appointment at Drexel as a guest lecturer and adviser to the school's criminal justice department.